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Thursday 05/28/15

Drier Weather Continues for Canadian Prairies
Dryness continues to take over more territory across the Canadian Prairies as we move through late spring. While conditions are turning drier, farmers are far ahead of the seeding progress dates that we normally see across this region. Last week's snow and cold conditions across Manitoba forced some replanting of canola.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:11AM CDT 05/28/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 05/27/15

Crop Report And Pattern Comments
Wet conditions in the central U.S. and a strong Bermuda high over the eastern U.S. are primary weather features at this moment.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:38AM CDT 05/27/15 by Mike Palmerino | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 05/26/15

NOAA: Mild Summer Forecast
With El Nino in place, government forecasters are confident of favorable temperatures and rainfall for major crop areas.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:14AM CDT 05/26/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/22/15

Drought Outlook Mostly Favorable
The Northeast and far West regions of the U.S. have drought issues likely this summer. Other areas have a much lower drought incidence forecast.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:16PM CDT 05/22/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
beautiful weather for salmon fishing in southeast Alaska .raining in Idaho still 3 pivots of corn left to plant
Posted by Jerome Fitzgerald at 4:37PM CDT 05/25/15
 

Thursday 05/21/15

Dry for Some, Wetter for Others in Prairies
Dry conditions have been expanding for some portions of the Prairies during the spring while other areas have seen an upswing in precipitation during May. There remains concern that a developing El Nino could affect summer rainfall across the Prairies.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:31AM CDT 05/21/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 05/18/15

Northern Highs Are Still Around
Blocking high pressure is still a weather-maker in this spring of El Nino.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:01PM CDT 05/18/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/15/15

El Nino Signals Rival 1997
Some comments have the 2015 El Nino as possibly reaching the intensity of the 1997-98 El Nino. They might be right.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:48PM CDT 05/15/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
I'm kidding here but couldn't ya let the bull run a few yards before ya put this out!
Posted by Stan Schoen at 5:47PM CDT 05/15/15
well I am not kidding to bold of a prediction makes me question who you work for or favor. Seems it could get to wet its a fifty fifty chance either way tell it like it is not what buyers want to hear.No way does anyone know it all like is claimed by traders only hear and see what they want.Farmers only ones deal with reality.
Posted by andrew mohlman at 7:17AM CDT 05/18/15
 

Thursday 05/14/15

Early Emerged Crops in Prairies May be Threatened by Cold
The earliest seeding season in nearly a decade in Canada could potentially be handed two problems for crops: cold weather this weekend and a drier trend during coming weeks when rain is needed to help emerging and developing crops.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:52AM CDT 05/14/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 05/13/15

Australia Declares El Nino
The Australia Bureau of Meteorology is now solidly in the El Nino camp.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:14PM CDT 05/13/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
What does this mean for us here in minnesota?
Posted by SEAN GROOS at 4:21AM CDT 05/14/15
Quite favorable for crops. In the last 3 El Nino summers--2002, 2004 and 2009--Minnesota corn yields and production were both above the previous year. 2002--157 bu/A, 27 bu/A more than 2001 with production at 1.05 Billion bushels versus 806 Million in 2001. 2004--159 bu/A vs 146 in 2003 with production of 1.12 Bil bu vs 971 Million in 2003. 2009--175 bu/A vs 164 in 2008 with production of 1.25 Bil bu vs 1.28 Bil in 2008.
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 10:16AM CDT 05/14/15
 

Monday 05/11/15

Australia SOI Tilts Toward El Nino
The barometric component of El Nino is definitely leaning in the El Nino direction in mid-May.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:53PM CDT 05/11/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 05/08/15

Too Much, Enough, or Too Little?
Precipitation totals the first week in May exhibited a wide range in fortunes.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:27PM CDT 05/08/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 05/07/15

Favorable Weather for Prairie Seeding
Overall a rather favorable weather pattern has evolved this spring with farmers in many areas seeding earlier than we have seen in a few years.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:44AM CDT 05/07/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 05/04/15

2015 Versus 2010
Pacific Ocean conditions are in El Nino, whereas they went to a historic-strength La Nina five years ago.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:43AM CDT 05/04/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/29/15

Weather Forecast Favors Upcoming Seeding
Concerns about dry conditions developing across parts of the Canadian Prairies during the spring due to the early departure of snow cover and generally mild, dry conditions have declined during the recent couple of weeks. As it stands now a mostly favorable scenario should be in place for the start of seeding.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:17AM CDT 04/29/15 by Doug Webster | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
great halilujia best to start while god smiles on us
Posted by Jerome Fitzgerald at 5:31PM CDT 04/30/15
 

Friday 04/24/15

April Chills And Planting
Cold temperatures this week in the Corn Belt remind us that climate change trends may not be equal when it comes to corn planting conditions.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:46PM CDT 04/24/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
My experience in South central Minnesota, is that in fall we have been warmer in September and October with fewer nights below freezing, but we still have a killing frost near the usual date. This hasn't worked out for my trials of 110 day corn and 2.5 maturity soybeans.
Posted by Bill Rynda at 8:44AM CDT 04/25/15
Seems strange. Some dates the record lows or highs are a hundred years ago. Then again, some record dates are somewhat in between or recent. In the 70's, we once had corn freeze of in early June. Other times, it froze in early Sept. and once in August. Like the markets, it seems climate changes on a daily basis to various extremes.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 8:30PM CDT 04/28/15
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